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  • 3 weeks 3,000 PDP members decamp to APC in Zamfara — Ex-Rep Jaji DailyTrust
    A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Aminu Sani Jaji, has disclosed that the immediate past ward chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Bala Roka, has defected to the APC  along with over 3000 supporters. Jaji, in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, said the former ward chairman led the decampees to the APC two days after the Supreme Court affirmed Governor Bello Matawalle as the duly elected governor of the state.   The post 3,000 PDP members decamp to APC ... more
  • 3 weeks UPC suspends national chairman, appoints Orji DailyTrust
    United Peoples Congress (UPC) has suspended its national chairman, Kenneth Ibe Kalu and appointed Henry Orji as acting chairman. Kalu was suspended during a meeting organised by the national working and national executive committees, at which the members said they decided to take this action over his failure to work in accordance with the party’s constitution. During the meeting, a motion for a vote of no confidence was raised by the party’s Nasarawa State chairman, Prince Isa Igwa and seconded by the Imo State chairman, Henry Orji, now acting national chairman. On his part, the new acting chairman, Henry Orji ... more
  • 3 weeks PDP to Presidency: Don’t politicise security situation DailyTrust
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Presidency not to politicise or trivialise demands by Nigerians for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari as a response to his alleged failure to guarantee the security of lives and property in the country. The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, said the Presidency must accept the “apolitical verdict” which transcends ethnic, political and religious boundaries. It said Buhari had accepted his alleged failures when he said on Tuesday, that he was surprised at the deteriorating security challenges in the country. The PDP urged the “National Assembly ... more
  • 3 weeks Obaseki planning to kill Oshiomhole, 14 Edo lawmakers-elect allege DailyTrust
    Embattled 14 Edo lawmakers-elect have alleged that Governor Godwin Obaseki is planning to kill National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. The lawmakers-elect, while addressing newsmen through their spokesman, Victor Edohor in Abuja in reaction to the governor’s threat that he would expel Oshiomhole from the party, also accused Obaseki of planning to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Daily Trust reports that the feud between Oshiomhole and Obaseki has created a crack in the APC in Edo State. The 14 lawmakers-elect were yet to be sworn in following the proclamation controversy rocking the assembly. Obaseki ... more
  • 3 weeks Ekpenyong pledges to push for electoral reforms DailyTrust
    Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly has vowed to “practically contribute” to the Electoral Reforms Amendment Bill. The lawmaker made the statement on Thursday after he was administered his oath by the Deputy Clerk of the Senate, Musa Abdullahi at about 10:40am after the adoption of the votes and proceedings for Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The swearing in of Ekpeyong followed his victory at last Saturday’s rerun election for Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial district, held in Essien Udim Local Government Council. He scored 134,717 votes to beat the ... more
  • 3 weeks Kebbi Kwankwasiyya exco decamps to APC DailyTrust
    Kebbi State executives of Kwankwasiyya movement under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The youth leader of the movement, Mohammed I. Anaruwa Kele, who spoke on behalf of the decampees in Birnin Kebbi, said the decision to dump their former party was based on their unflinching loyalty to the former chairman of the Kwankwasiyya movement, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi. Bichi, a former Secretary to the Kano State Government, dumped the PDP last week. According to him, the executives of the Kwankwasiyya had all agreed to dump the movement alongside thousands ... more
  • 3 weeks Ganduje renews feud with Sanusi DailyTrust
    Probes sale of Kano emirate land Residents question conversion of Eid ground The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, is facing fresh investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission over alleged sale of landed properties belonging to the Kano Emirate Council, Daily Trust gathered. Documents obtained by our reporter showed that the emirate entered a joint venture partnership with a private firm, Capital Properties Nigeria Limited (CPNL), for the development of one of the lands known as (Gandun Sarki) at Hotoro, in Nassarawa Local Government Area of the state. The deal with CPNL was ... more
  • 3 weeks Rising Insecurity: My surprise at the President’s surprise DailyTrust
    This is a critical week for Nigerians as we all ask who is the captain on the ship that is directing the struggle against the rising insecurity affecting our lives. On Tuesday, while addressing a delegation from Niger State, President Buhari expressed surprise at the growing insecurity in the country. Most people I discussed the… This content is for subscribers only. You can subscribe for as low as ₦12 per day. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Rising Insecurity: My surprise at the President’s surprise appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 weeks NiMet’s 2020 rainfall prediction DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) recently released the 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) report to guide various sectors of the country, especially agriculture, which is top on the agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, and provides employment opportunities for millions of Nigerians. NiMet predicted that the onset of the growing season is expected to be near-normal to earlier than normal in most parts of the country. It also forecast February 24 as the likely date for the earliest onset around coastal zone of South-South states and June 2 for Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Jigawa, Yobe and Borno states. The ... more
  • 3 weeks Finding solution to nations security problem DailyTrust
    No doubt the security situation in the country is going from bad to worse. From North to South and from East to West, Nigeria has been enmeshed in a state of perpetual insecurity that shows no sign of abating at least for the time being. Like the proverbial silk gown, each time you’re able to pull together one side, the other side is set loose. In other words, each time some level of calm is recorded at any of the major flashpoints, there’s breakdown at another. If “herdsmen” did not attack, kidnappers are bound to strike. If bandits are not ... more
  • 3 weeks How Nigeria lost trillions from production sharing contracts DailyTrust
    Nigeria agreed to a deep-water exploration venture with several IOCs to avoid the huge capital required to develop its oil reserves, increase oil production and to leverage on emerging deep drilling technology. This led to the approval of the first set of licenses in 1990.The adoption of the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) ensured the avoidance of heavy financial obligations on the part of the government. Expectedly, more financial resources would be available for the development of critical infrastructures and human capital development for shared prosperity across the entire federation. Essentially, under the PSC agreement, NNPC holds the concession, while the ... more
  • 3 weeks FG denies gagging Nigerian media DailyTrust
    The federal government has denied stifling freedom of expression especially when it involves criticism from the media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Conflict Zone, a political programme on Deutsche Welle when he appeared before Tim Sebastian. He said there is a lot ignorance and mischief by the international community with regards to Nigeria stressing that the clampdown of some media houses by the federal government was because of the news they were pushing out. “We are doing extremely well when it comes to freedom of the press. If papers run fowl of the ... more
  • 3 weeks Kidnappers to face death penalty in Plateau – Lalong DailyTrust
    Gov.Simon Lalong of Plateau state says henceforth kidnappers caught in the state will be facing death penalty. Lalong said this on Thursday at Shendam Mini Stadium during the coronation and upgrade of three chiefdoms in Shendam Local Government Area. He said that kidnappers were relocating from other places to Plateau because of the “heat” they were experiencing in their evil business in those places. “People are saying they should come to Plateau because there is no death penalty here, but it is no longer business as usual here. “I have sent a bill yesterday to the state assembly in this ... more
  • 3 weeks Army releases Daily Trust reporter in Borno DailyTrust
    The 7 Division, Nigerian Army, late Thursday night released the reporter of Daily Trust, Mr. Olatunji Omirin, earlier arrested by armed soldiers at the Borno state Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). Three soldiers – two in mufti and one in the Nigerian Army uniform armed with gun – had arrested and handcuffed Omirin around 4:40pm. They had went to the Daily Trust Regional Office along Baga Road, twice before storming the NUJ Secretariat to arrest the journalist. It will be recalled that Daily Trust’s regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab were on Sunday, January ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria will be safe if Nigerians put differences aside – Buhari DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that his administration’s goals of providing a safe and secure nation with policies and programmes that will bring prosperity to the masses is achievable if all Nigerians put their differences aside and work together in the spirit of cooperation. President Buhari, who disclosed this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during a courtesy visit by the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Awardees, stated that the task of nation-building is an enormous one. The President, who said citizens must endeavor to become more productive, added that it is only through increased productivity that a ... more
  • 3 weeks Unknown illness: Benue commissioner links deaths to contaminated water DailyTrust
    Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, on Thursday linked the deaths of four persons in Oye-Obi community in Obi local government area of the state to the consumption of chemically-contaminated water. Daily Trust had earlier reported that the President-Elect, Igede National Youths Council, Andyson Iji Egbodo, had raised an alarm on Wednesday night that four persons in his area died from unknown sickness while 15 others on admission were showing similar symptoms. Ongbabo has however disclosed to our correspondent by telephone that the four people died as a result of contamination from their source of ... more
  • 3 weeks Cult clash claims Bricklayer’s live in Kwara DailyTrust
    A bricklayer has been confirmed dead following a fight which broke out between members of an alleged secret cult and some youths at Saw Mill area of Ilorin in Kwara state. It was gathered that the victim, simply identified as Wasiu, was hit by stray bullets as cult members and youths shot sporadically in the area. A resident of the area told our correspondent that fight ensued between the alleged cult members when one Fatai stopped them from forcefully taken valuables like phones and cash among others from some residents of Saw Mill area of Ilorin metropolis. “They were angered ... more
  • 3 weeks Chieftaincy tussle claims three lives in Kogi DailyTrust
    Three persons have lost their lives due to a chieftaincy tussle in Ankpa local government area of Kogi state. It was learnt that the lingering disagreement over who among the two clans in Akwu community will produce the village head, snowballed into full blown fracas which led to the death of the victims on Wednesday night. Locals who pleaded anonymity told Daily Trust on phone that the disagreement over the Onu Akwu stool has been on for many years and had led to litigation. “We were sleeping when we heard commotion from the eastern part of the community and when ... more
  • 3 weeks Last batch of Kwankwasiyya scholars leave for Sudan, UAE DailyTrust
    The Grand Patron of Kwankwasiyya Movement, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso on Thursday handed over admission letters and travel documents to the last batch of Kano state indigenes sponsored by Kwankwasiyya Foundation to study abroad. Nine candidates making the last batch received their admission letters in a grand ceremony organized by the Kwankwasiyya movement to bid them farewell as they depart the country to further their education in Sudan and Dubai respectively. The beneficiaries are to study Arabic and Islamic Jurisprudence at Masters Degree levels aside some other engineering courses. It would be recalled that over 350 beneficiaries in the first ... more
  • 3 weeks Police launch manhunt for suspected herder-killer in Edo DailyTrust
    The Edo state police command has launched manhunt for a herder who allegedly killed a farmer simply identified as Paul, in Ofutebe community of Edo state. A statement issued by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the unnamed herder reportedly had misunderstanding with a certain man.” “In the cause of trying to settle them, one Mr. Paul came as a mediator and spoke in Hausa language to the herder having the confidence that he understands Hausa language. Suddenly, the herder shot and killed him (Paul) with AK 47 riffle”. He said the matter was reported to ... more
  • 3 weeks Our property not on FIRS radar, Pinnacle replies ICPC DailyTrust
    Pinnacle Communications Ltd yesterday said its property invaded by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was not on the radar of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) for tax evasion. The company in a statement issued by its solicitor, Abayomi Oyelola, said claims by ICPC in a letter dated January 24 that its operatives invaded the premises of Pinnacle because the anti-graft agency received communication from FIRS as regards tax evasion was not the true position of the matter. He said, “For the record, Pinnacle Communication is not a tax defaulter in any way. ... more
  • 3 weeks APC chieftain escapes gunmen’s attack in Edo DailyTrust
    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barr Henry Idahagbon, has escaped death as gunmen suspected to be assassins attacked his office. Idahagbon is a member of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), and a faction of the APC loyal to the the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. It was gathered that gunmen allegedly stormed Idahagbon’s office located at No. 52b Siluko road in Benin, and fired gunshots sporadically into the building housing his office. It was gathered that the gunmen also attacked a nearby restaurant and destroyed some properties. Our reporter who visited the place observed that ... more
  • 3 weeks Reps summons IGP, NSCDC boss over ‘accidental discharge’ incidents DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over the rising incidences of accidental discharge by security personnel. This was a resolution adopted after a matter of urgent importance was moved by Deputy Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (APC, Abia) and two other lawmakers at plenary on Thursday. Onyejeocha, while presenting the motion, asked the House to mandate the House Committees on Police Affairs, Interior and other relevant House committees  to invite the IGP and Commander General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) and other stakeholders to brief the house on measures being ... more
  • 3 weeks Who is Pablo Mari, Arsenal’s new signing from Brazil? DailyTrust
    Arsenal, last Wednesday, completed the signing of Pablo Mari from Flamengo on loan until the end of the season. Mari joined for the remainder of the campaign, for a loan fee in the region of £4million. Arsenal have the option to make the deal a permanent one if he impresses in north London. Coming all the way from Brazil, not much is known of him by fans. With this in mind, Daily Trust has now highlighted 12 main things that will give you an understanding of who Mari is. 1. Pablo Marí Villar, born 31 August 1993, is a Spanish ... more
  • 3 weeks Ravaged by injuries, Arsenal set to sign injured fullback DailyTrust
    Arsenal have clinched a deal for Southampton fullback Cedric Soares. The Sun says the incoming Portuguese defender, costing £5million from Southampton, should have been billed as some instant relief for the coach’s teamsheet. However, Cedric is carrying a foot injury and is not due to play for another three weeks – having come off early versus Crystal Palace just over a week ago. Arsenal are having shortage of personnel in defence with many players suffering different degrees of injuries with the latest to join those on the treatment table being Shkodran Mustafi. The German, starting his third successive game, landed ... more
  • 3 weeks Cultists kill law graduate in Benue DailyTrust
    Suspected cultists have killed a fresh law graduate of the Benue State University (BSU) on a street in Gyado villa, a suburb of Makurdi metropolis. Our correspondent gathered that the deceased, Adzua Defence, met his death on Tuesday while already planning to return to Lagos where he resides after spending his Christmas holiday with family and friends. Witnesses said the deceased had scheduled to travel back to his base in Lagos on Wednesday before he was shot in the head by some suspected cultists and was pronounced dead at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) where he was taken ... more
  • 3 weeks Gunmen kidnap NULGE president’s brother in Abuja DailyTrust
    Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the elderly brother of the President of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the FCT, Mohammed Yakub, in Nuku village, Abaji area council, Abuja. A member the victim’s family, who craved anonymity, said the incident happened on Wednesday evening around 5:34pm along Atako-Nuku road in the area. He said the victim was driving in his 406 Peugeot car while returning to Abaji, from where he went to buy firewood at a neighboring Monu village, when he rammed into the suspected kidnappers. He said the gunmen, who suddenly emerged from the bush ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigerians in war of words over call for President Buhari’s resignation DailyTrust
    Nigerians are engaging in war of words on social media following calls for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation as a result of the rising insecurity in Nigeria. The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnnaya Abaribe, had on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because of the rising insecurity in the country. Abaribe stated this while contributing to a motion entitled ‘Nigerian security challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and re-organise the current security architecture’, moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, and 105 other senators. “President Buhari’s surprise surprised me,” he said, while reacting to the President’s comment on insecurity ... more
  • 3 weeks FG keeps mum over Service-Chiefs must-go call DailyTrust
    The Federal Government on Thursday ignored questions seeking to get their views on the resolutions of the National Assembly calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare national emergency on security and asking the Service Chiefs to resign over alleged failure to tame rising insecurity in Nigeria. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.), who briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of quarterly National Security Council meeting chaired by the President, said the current challenge required collaboration between government agencies and larger society to find a comprehensive solution. Monguno said the multiplicity of issues surrounding the current ... more
  • 3 weeks VIDEO | $1.1bn Malabu scam: EFCC takes Adoke, others back into custody DailyTrust
  • 3 weeks Several houses burnt as residents flee Benue communal clash DailyTrust
    Residents on Thursday fled Tyomu community in Fidi ward of Makurdi Local Government Area in Benue State following violent clash among the villagers which left several houses burnt down. Witnesses said tension which began building few days to Christmas in at least five settlements of the community including; Yogbo, Akile, Gagabe, Angbaye and Tyomu situated on KM 16, along Makurdi-Gboko road reached its climax on Wednesday evening. “It was about land, revenue remittance and disagreement between indigenes-settlers. On Wednesday, both sides of the divide, took laws into their hands and started setting houses ablaze,” a witness, Solomon narrated. Secretary to ... more
  • 3 weeks Navy arrests 13 suspects, seizes 2,053 bags of rice DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, has arrested 13 suspects and seized 2,053 bags of smuggled rice from them. Speaking on Thursday in Ibaka, Commanding Officer, FOB, Captain Peter Yilme said the suspects were arrested in two different operations on the 26th and 29th January 2020 at about 0055 and 0615 hours respectively at the  Unyenge creek area. Yilme who was represented by the Base Operations Officer, Lieutenant Commander Kabiru Yusuf, at the handover of the suspects and the bags of rice to the Deputy Superintendent of Nigeria Customs Service, Garuba Hassan, ... more
  • 3 weeks Abuja woman sues husband for not granting her menstrual leave DailyTrust
    A house wife living in Gwagwa town of Abuja, had lodged a direct complaint at the Abuja Upper area court sitting in Jiwa in the FCT, asking the court to dissolve her three-year-old marriage with her husband. The woman (name withheld) accused her husband of not granting her menstrual leave as been enshrined in the Muslim marriage law, which recommends the couple to abstain from sexual intercourse, in addition to excusing the woman from participating in other devotions, such as five daily prayers and fasting. The woman told the court that her husband Khalid Idris is demanding for matrimonial relationship ... more
  • 3 weeks Abia agrees to pay N30,100 as minimum wage DailyTrust
    Abia State government has agreed to pay a minimum wage of thirty thousand, one hundred naira (N30,100) to its workers. This is part of the agreement reached between the Abia state government and the organized labour in the state on the new minimum wage and its consequential adjustments. The payment shall take effect from January 2020. The agreement was signed on the part of government by the Head of service, Sir Onyii Wamah, the commissioner of Finance, Dr Aham Uko and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr ACB Agbazuere while the chairman, public Service Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade ... more
  • 3 weeks Grammy bites: Cybercriminals target 9,000 internet users in Nigeria DailyTrust
    Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award, in order to spread malware. Kaspersky protection technologies (www.Kaspersky.co.za) detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ work in 2019, compared to 2018. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone were attackers’ favorites, with these nominees’ names used most often in 2019 as a disguise for malware. Music has universal appeal – it is not just entertainment, but a form of therapy and education, as well as providing an atmosphere and message platform. Its ... more
  • 3 weeks Plateau attacks: Fulani, community leaders arrested, whisked to Abuja  DailyTrust
    Local community leaders and Fulani leaders from Mangu, Bokkos, Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State were on Wednesday arrested by the Plateau State Police Command and whisked away to Abuja on Thursday for further questioning on the crisis that rocked parts of Bokkos LGA of the state. Daily Trust reports that the arrest came less than 24 hours after Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong ordered the State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede to arrest community leaders and Ardos of the affected communities following the killings and destruction of properties around Kwatas and nearby ... more
  • 3 weeks BREAKING: Day after lawmakers called for their sack, Buhari meets security chiefs DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over National Security Council meeting. The meeting is being attended by security service chiefs, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Minister of Defense Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd.); Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.). Also in attendance are the Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique ... more
  • 3 weeks $1.09bn Malabu Oil Deal: Court orders arrest of former Petroleum Minister, Dan Etete DailyTrust
    An FCT High Court in Gwagwalada has ordered the arrest of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dauzia Loya (Dan) Etete and two others. Justice Abubakar Idris Kutigi gave the order on Thursday following an exparte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The judge held that, “I have carefully gone through the application…The application has merit and is granted as prayed.” The two others are Munamuna Seidougha and Amaran Joseph. The anti-graft agency has preferred charges against the three suspects before the court over the $1.09billion Malabu Oil Block (OPL 245) Settlement Agreement. In his submission, ... more
  • 3 weeks Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale set for sensational return to Premier League DailyTrust
    Tottenham have held talks over a shock swoop for Gareth Bale but the club are pessimistic over their chances of clinching the Real Madrid star’s return. Sportsmail says Spurs have explored the possibility of trying to lure their former player back to north London but the finances attached to the deal mean it is unlikely Bale will return to the Premier League before Friday’s deadline. And the club’s protracted loan move for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has fallen through in the final 24 hours of the transfer window as Spurs missed out on the Poland international to former hero ... more
  • 3 weeks Court grants Adoke N50m bail DailyTrust
    An FCT High Court in Gwagwalada has granted bail to former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN in the sum of fifty million naira (N50m). The judge, Justice Abubakar Idris, also ordered the former AGF to produce one surety in like sum. The court also granted bail to the second and third defendant. For the second defendant, Abubakar Aliyu, he was admitted to bail in the sum of N50 million with one surety while the third defendant, Rasky Gbinigie, was admitted to bail in the sum of N10 million. For all the defendants, the judge ... more
  • 3 weeks Dog rides bus to and from dog park every day DailyTrust
    Eclipse, a black Labrador and Mastiff mix, travels to the local dog park every day by herself, where she spends a couple of hours playing before catching the bus home again. Mirror describes Eclipse as a strong independent dog who needs no human. The adorable dog leaves her house in Seattle every day by herself to catch a bus to a downtown dog park, where she stays for a couple of hours to exercise and make friends. When she’s done, she heads to the bus stop to catch a ride back to her home using the ticket she has attached ... more
  • 3 weeks TRANSFER: Barcelona make tempting offer for Chelsea star DailyTrust
    Barcelona are preparing a last-minute offer for Chelsea winger Willian. The Brazilian has long been a target for Barcelona and the Catalan giants are ready to offer Chelsea around £20m for his signature, according to Sky Sports. Willian is out of contract at the end of this season. Talks over a new contract have not reached the final stages, and it is possible the Blues could cash in this month. Barcelona launched an offer of £55m for Willian in the summer of 2018. The post TRANSFER: Barcelona make tempting offer for Chelsea star appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 weeks Liverpool beat West Ham, make another history DailyTrust
    Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool are not motivated by making history after the runaway leaders took another step towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 win at West Ham on Wednesday. Klopp’s side have turned the title race into a procession and they moved 19 points clear at the top with their 23rd victory from 24 league games this season. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring with a first half penalty at the London Stadium and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wrapped up Liverpool’s 15th successive league win after the interval. Second placed Manchester City are now so far behind Liverpool that the question ... more
  • 3 weeks Reps ask service chiefs to go DailyTrust
    ‘We did not appoint ourselves’ Some PDP, APC senators agree with lower chamber The House of Representatives yesterday directed the service chiefs to resign over their alleged failure to tame rising insecurity in Nigeria. The Senate also yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare national emergency on security. The 360-member house occupied by legislators from the ruling APC, the leading opposition PDP and other parties, said President Buhari should sack the service chief if they failed to leave immediately. This was part of the resolutions passed by the House during yesterday’s plenary presided over by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila ... more
  • 3 weeks Omo-Agege never convicted in US — Court DailyTrust
    An FCT High Court in Bwari yesterday dismissed a suit seeking an order to remove Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta) from office over allegation of perjury. Justice Othman Musa, declared that  Omo-Agege was not a convict and had not been convicted in any court in California, USA and the said charge was dismissed by the superior court in the US state and that the purported suspension meted on Omo-Agege by the State Bar in California does not amount to conviction. The suit was instituted by the Incorporated Trustees of Patriotic Youth Organization of Nigeria and had Omo-Agege, the ... more
  • 3 weeks Senate committee screens Obiora for CBN post DailyTrust
    The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions yesterday screened Dr Kingsley Obiora for the position of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The committee urged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the task of assisting the Bank achieve its mandate of ensuring monetary and price stability. The chairman of the committee, Senator Uba Sani, said the committee decided to give the screening expeditious consideration, given the sensitivity and critical role the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank plays in the nation’s economic sector and to plug any gap that might ... more
  • 3 weeks FG to repatriate Abacha, Ibori’s loots DailyTrust
    The Federal Government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Island of Jersey and the United States to repatriate looted assets. To this end, the federal cabinet yesterday asked the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to sign tripartite assets sharing agreement on behalf of the country to repatriate additional $321m (N116.04bn) looted by the Late former military Head of State, Sani Abacha. Malami, who briefed State House correspondents after a seven-hour first FEC meeting in 2020 chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the funds would be used to finance Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kano Expressway, ... more
  • 3 weeks Revenue agencies urged to comply with Fiscal Responsibility Act DailyTrust
    The Fiscal Responsibility Commission has urged revenue-generating agencies to comply with the Fiscal Responsibility Act in the management of public funds. The acting chairman of the commission, Victor Muruako, made the call in Keffi, Nasarawa State, at the ongoing two-day training for capacity building on the FRA 2007 for Nigerian Immigration Service, a statement yesterday from the commission said. Muruako harped on transparency, fiscal prudence and proper accountability in the management of public funds from the agencies. The post Revenue agencies urged to comply with Fiscal Responsibility Act appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 weeks Housewife allegedly sets self ablaze in Kano DailyTrust
    A 28-year-old housewife, Rabi Musa, yesterday died after she reportedly set herself ablaze over an unverified reason. The incident occurred at Sabuwar Unguwa in Gayawa ward of Ungoggo Local Government Area of Kano State. Late Rabi’s death, according to neighbours, might not be unconnected with the protracted crisis she was having with her co-wife, who was taken as a second wife by her husband about six months ago. Sources said the mother of six burnt herself to death with a pregnancy. Sources added that the husband of the woman, Malam Badamasi Sufyan had gone to a nearby mosque for the ... more
  • 3 weeks Customs intercepts 140kg of Indian hemp, arrests 2 DailyTrust
    Customs operatives of the Federal Operations Unit have intercepted 140kg of Indian hemp concealed in two bales of second hand clothing along Abuja-Jos road. The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Bauchi, Peters Olugboyega, while handing over the packages to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Plateau State said the items were intercepted on January 19th in a luxury bus belonging to GUO Transport Company. Olugboyega explained that the driver and the conductor of the vehicle were arrested, adding that the owner of the bales could not be identified. The Comptroller said the seizure was made as a ... more
  • 3 weeks Why I joined armed robbery gang – Butcher DailyTrust
    A suspected armed robber yesterday said the five of them paraded by the police in Abia State and the one at large were members of the gang that robbed and killed a couple in Umuahia last week in the presence of their three children. Kingsley Emezue alias Pakins, identified as a member of an armed robbery gang terrorising Umuahia, Abia State capital, said he was a butcher but was lured into armed robbery by bad friends. He also blamed frustration for his involvement in armed robbery, describing it as the handiwork of the devil. “We did the robbery operation actually ... more
  • 3 weeks Man, 37, bags life imprisonment for raping wife’s niece DailyTrust
    A 37-year-old man, Francis Yusuf Kyamang, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece. The convict, of SS Quarters, Jikwoyi, Abuja, was convicted under the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA) which is applicable within the Federal Capital Territory. A statement from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) indicated that the victim, a 17-year-old Secondary School leaver, was brought to Abuja by the wife of the convict to temporarily assist in taking care of her baby having recently gained admission to one of the Universities in Kaduna. “In her testimony, the victim ... more
  • 3 weeks Man jailed 1yr for fraud DailyTrust
    A Federal High Court in Makurdi has sentenced one Abdulkadir Musa Inna to one-year imprisonment for committing online fraud. Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon however gave the convict an option of N50,000 fine. The convict was earlier arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Makurdi zonal office on one-count charge bordering on fraudulent impersonation which he was said to have committed alongside one Aliyu Musa Mohammed (now at large), sometime in September, 2019 within the jurisdiction of the court. Inna reportedly conspired with his cohort to use a GTBank ATM card belonging to Aliyu Musa Mohammed to withdraw money ... more
  • 3 weeks FG to support indigenous firms on job creation – Minister DailyTrust
    The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, has assured of government’s commitment to support indigenous companies that are willing to provide employment opportunities for unemployed youths in the country. Adebayo, made the disclosure when he hosted a delegation from Kimberly Clark, led by its Consultant and former Minister of Commerce and Industry,  Chief (Mrs), Nike Akande, in his office in Abuja. “Buhari Administration will continue to provide an enabling environment for Nigerian Industries to operate as this will boost the economic growth and development of the country”, the minister said. The leader of the delegation, Mrs. Nike ... more
  • 3 weeks Abuja Chamber plans 10 trade fairs in 2020 DailyTrust
    The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has said it will hold ten fairs this year. The President of ACCI, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the management of Daily Trust in Abuja yesterday. “We plan to do 10 trade fairs this year unlike a single one we had in previous years.  We are starting with Made-in Nigeria SME and Export Commodity and Waste to Wealth Expo in April, Abuja Investment Expo Housing and Construction in June, FINTECH and ICT Date in August. Others are October Fest/Taste of Nigeria, Mining Week: Bitumen , ... more
  • 3 weeks Young people should learn business from school DailyTrust
    Osasere Diana Ehanah (Mrs) is a seasoned entrepreneur and author of ‘50 Nuggets of Successful Entrepreneur’. Her quest to become a millionaire at 20 made her start a small business as an undergraduate. That goal was achieved when she was 24 and afterwards she has gone ahead to set up G&D Construction Services Ltd and Handy-Gidi International alongside her husband. She spoke about her interesting adventure into the business world. What spurred you into writing a book on entrepreneurship ‘50 Nuggets of Successful Entrepreneurs’? I write and I had a dream to be the youngest millionaire at 20, so I ... more
  • 3 weeks Invest in your personal financial education DailyTrust
    When it comes to investing, what comes to mind of most people is where to get the best returns on their money. But while that is important, it is secondary. There is this joke that when person with money meet someone with experience, the person with the experience ends up with the money while the person with money ends up with experience. That is a hard way to learn. Your best investment is investing in your financial education. When you are attempting to cut a giant tree, your best investment is in sharpening the saw because blunt saw will dissipate ... more
  • 3 weeks NDE to trains 690 youths, women on entrepreneurship in Kaduna DailyTrust
    The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced   training for 690 youths and women from the 23 Local Government Area of Kaduna State on entrepreneurship. Addressing the participants at the flag off and Orientation Programme under the Basic National open Apprenticeship Scheme (CB-NOAS), the  State Coordinator, Sani Maiwada, said the training will last for six months and that stipends would also be provided to participants. He said ‎30 participants have been selected per Local Government across the state as he commended the NDE Director General Nasiru Ladan Kwantagora for increasing the number of participants. “ We have 690 participants to ... more
  • 3 weeks 6 trucks burnt, 16 injured in Aso Pada protest DailyTrust
    Six trucks were set ablaze and 16 people allegedly injured by Aso Pada youths who were protesting government’s plan to relocate Tipper drivers from Gidan-Soja, a slum in Mararaba area of Nasarawa State to the community. The government plans to develop the Gidan-Soja, hence the directed tipper drivers and people staying in Gidan-Soja to relocate to Aso Pada, another community in the area. Gidan-Soja was temporarily allocated as a tipper garage but it is prominent for hosting local wrestling games, drama and clubs. There was trouble in Aso Pada after the tipper drivers complied with the government directives on Sunday. ... more
  • 3 weeks Group pays UTME fees of 2000 indigent students DailyTrust
    Members of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO) have given Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scholarship to over 2000 indigents students in Abuja. Commandant Isaac David, President of AOIYEO, while distributing a cash of N6000 each to the students yesterday in Gwagwalada area council, said the organisation decided to help the students, because many parents find it difficult to sponsor their wards to higher institution as a result of the economic crunch. David said no child in a society must be left uneducated, because education is the live wire of development in any society, saying that educating the youths ... more
  • 3 weeks EFCC arrests 10 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos DailyTrust
    Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested 10 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos. The suspects were arrested in Westwood Estate, Ajah, during a sting operation the EFCC conducted on Wednesday January 29, 2020 following an intelligence report it received on the suspects’ alleged involvement in cybercrime. The Commission said items it recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest included a car, laptops and mobile phones. The suspects, the Commission added, would soon be arraigned in court. In a similar development, the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC yesterday arrested a 33-year-old ... more
  • 3 weeks Residents react to Maryam Sanda’s judgement DailyTrust
    Mixed reactions have continued to trail the conviction of Maryam Sanda for stabbing her husband. Some Federal Capital Territory (FCT) residents said the judgement could psychologically affect her two children. The nursing mother was pregnant with a baby, which was delivered while standing trial for the murder of her husband. While some residents described the judgement as ‘the best punishment’ for the crime others said the judgement was harsh. Mrs Toyo David said though she was guilty, the death penalty was not the best punishment, “considering the fact that they had children. The death of both parents will have a ... more
  • 3 weeks Minimum wage: Group urges FCT labour unions to protest DailyTrust
    Civil Society Organisations under the aegis of Campaign against Corruption and Impunity (CACAI) have called on labour unions in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to stage an action over delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage in the territory. The FCT coordinator of the group, Comrade Baba Sani Kwali, who addressed journalists in Abuja yesterday, expressed worry over the delay in payment of the minimum wage to FCT workers. He said it was worrisome that workers in the territory have not started receiving the new minimum wage. He said there was need for the labour unions, which he ... more
  • 3 weeks Everton reject Barca’s £85m DailyTrust
    Richarlison offer Barcelona have had an offer of £85 million ($111m) rejected by Everton for Brazil forward Richarlison, claim Sky Sports News. The Toffees reportedly rejected the offer straight away, unwilling to lose such a key player so late in the transfer window. Barca are desperate for a striker to replace the injured Luis Suarez, and have called off a proposed move for Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno.             The post Everton reject Barca’s £85m appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 weeks Fiorentina up offer for Amrabat DailyTrust
    Fiorentina are adamant about signing Hellas Verona midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and they have increased their offer for the Moroccan midfielder. La Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia reported that the Purple Ones have submitted a new bid around €18 million-plus €2 million in bonuses for the 23-year-old. Amrabat is also a target for Serie A rivals Napoli who have tabled €15m bid for the Club Brugge loanee. The post Fiorentina up offer for Amrabat appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 weeks Arsenal target Southampton defender Cedric DailyTrust
    Arsenal are looking to sign Cedric Soares from Southampton before Friday night’s transfer deadline. Having wrapped up a loan deal for Flamengo centre-back Pablo Mari on Wednesday, the Gunners have now turned their attentions to bolstering their options at full-back. Mikel Arteta wants to bring in cover for Hector Bellerin and Goal can confirm that Cedric has emerged as a genuine target for the north London club. The Portugal international is out of contract in the summer and Southampton are open to letting him leave St Mary’s this month, with talks now progressing about the structure of the deal. The ... more
  • 3 weeks Thiem stuns Nadal to make Australian Open semis DailyTrust
    Austria’s Dominic Thiem stunned Rafael Nadal on Wednesday to send the world No 1 tumbling out of the Australian Open and set up a semifinal against Alexander Zverev. The fifth seed, beaten by Nadal in the last two French Open finals, battled past the Spaniard 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-6 (8/6) to deny him a crack at a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. He will now meet German seventh seed Zverev who shattered the dreams of veteran Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to book a maiden place in a Grand Slam last four. Awaiting the winner of that ... more
  • 3 weeks Muguruza shakes off illness to reach last four in Melbourne DailyTrust
    Former world No 1 Garbine Muguruza was thrashed 6-0 in her first set at the Australian Open and could barely train because of a viral illness. Now she’s in the semifinals for the first time. The 26-year-old Spaniard plays Simona Halep in the last four in Melbourne on Thursday, just two victories away from her third Grand Slam title. It is all a far cry from the first round when Muguruza – unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time since 2014 – folded 0-6 in the first set to American qualifier Shelby Rogers. “I came not feeling great. ... more
  • 3 weeks Federer fined $3,000 for swearing at Australian Open DailyTrust
    Roger Federer was fined $3 000 for using an audible obscenity during his Australian Open quarterfinal victory over American Tennys Sandgren, tournament organisers said on Wednesday. The Swiss was handed a code violation for swearing in the third set of Tuesday’s match after the lineswoman reported Federer to Serbian chair umpire Marijana Veljovic. Federer clarified in his post-match news conference that he had sworn in a “a mix” of languages and said he was frustrated by the way he received the on-court warning. “Clearly she speaks mixed. Didn’t know that. Next time I got to check the (language skills of ... more
  • 3 weeks Tottenham sign Dutch winger Bergwijn from PSV DailyTrust
    Tottenham announced the signing of Dutch international Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday. He became Jose Mourinho’s second permanent signing of the transfer window after the north London club converted Giovani Lo Celso’s loan move into a fulltime deal. Last season’s beaten Champions League finalists have also added Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on loan, while Christian Eriksen, who previously wore the number 23 shirt, has departed for Inter Milan. “We are delighted to announce the signing of Steven Bergwijn from Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven,” Spurs said in a statement.   The post Tottenham sign Dutch ... more
  • 3 weeks “The Igbo man doesn’t kneel down for anybody except his chi…” DailyTrust
    This week I am continuing with my no-holds-barred interviews with some outspoken Nigerian leaders. As soon as we settled down for the interview in his office at the National Assembly, my first question to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader, was to tell me about the three attempts to impeach him when he was… This content is for subscribers only. You can subscribe for as low as ₦12 per day. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post “The Igbo man doesn’t kneel down for anybody except his chi…” appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 weeks PDP asks Buhari to resign over statement on insecurity DailyTrust
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for saying on Tuesday that he was surprised at the deteriorating security situation in the country. The PDP described the statement as defeatist, demoralizing and traumatizing. The party, in a statement on Wednesday night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the comment showed that Buhari was overwhelmed and lacked the required capacity to articulate and implement any solutions to the escalated insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, bloodletting and increased wave of violence under his administration. “Our party holds that such a statement from a Commander-in-Chief, who promised to ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari won’t resign- Presidency DailyTrust
    The Presidency on Wednesday described the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign by Senator Eninaya Abaribe as “foolish”. The spokesman to President Buhari, Garba Shehu, in a statement issued today, said the call from an armchair critic did not represent the opinion of the country. Shehu said President Buhari who is working hard to keep Nigeria and Nigerians out of the harm terrorists had unleashed in the entire Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of Nigerians and foreign friends would finish off the terrorists. The statement read, “President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters ... more
  • 3 weeks Armed robbers kill corps member in Osun DailyTrust
    A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), serving in Osun state, Adebayo Mukaila, has been killed by armed robbers. The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Adegoke Ayodele Adewale, while confirming the incident said it was a sad ocourence. Adewale said: “Immediately I was informed, I notified the police and the NYSC authority. We made necessary arrangement for autopsy and burial. We are sad about it.” Our reporter learnt that Mukaila was shot dead by two armed robbers that attacked him in his shop in Osogbo, the state capital. The deceased corps member who was selling recharge cards ... more
  • 3 weeks JUST IN: Strange illness claims four lives in Benue community DailyTrust
    A strange illness has reportedly claimed the lives of four persons in the rural community of Oye-Obi in Obi local government area of Benue state. The President-Elect, Igede National Youths Council, Andyson Iji Egbodo, who raised the alarm on Wednesday night on behalf of the villagers told our correspondent by telephone that 15 more people with same symptoms are already hospitalised in the affected community. “The sickness has so far killed four persons in two weeks. The four victims namely Happiness Ogbu, Onah Ogbedu, Andy Edu and Wisdom Agwo developed the same symptoms of headache, internal heat, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach ... more
  • 3 weeks Sokoto partners Britain to strengthen legal system DailyTrust
    Sokoto State is to partner Britain to strengthen the state’s legal system. This came to light when a delegation from Britain led by a member of the country’s parliament and its former justice minister, Helen Grant paid a visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal . The delegation was in Sokoto to assess the justice system towards capacity building for judges, magistrates and law officers. Speaking ,Grant noted that the initiative would enhance the rule of law and the evolution of a people-friendly judicial system in Sokoto She underscored the importance of the partnership between the United Kingdom and Africa, noting the ... more
  • 3 weeks See Kogi’s new commissioners and their portfolios DailyTrust
    Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, recently approved  the appointment of 17 new commissioners into the State Executive Council. Below are their names and portfolios: Muhammed Sani Ibrahim, SAN – Attorney General, and Commissioner for Justice Asiru Asiwaju Idris – Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning Saka Haruna – Commissioner for Health Abdulsalam Ozigi Deedat – Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Daniel Oneal Ejigbo – Commissioner for Rural Development Abubakar Sadiq Ohere – Commissioner for Works and Housing Kingsley Olorunfemi Fanwo – Commissioner for Information David Apeh – Commissioner for Agriculture Wemi Jones Ojo – Commissioner for ... more
  • 3 weeks IMN urges Human Rights Commission to investigate Ogbu’s death DailyTrust
    The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has called for an independent investigation into the fatal killing of former journalist and activist, Comrade Alexander Ogbu. The sect in a statement on Monday by the spokesman of the Academic Forum of the IMN, Abdullahi Musa, said the brutal killing on January 21 around Berger roundabout, Abuja left the sect “sad and pensive”. The sect asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate Ogbu’s death and other related deaths of Usman Umar Belel, Deputy Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, and Mr. Precious Owolabi of Channels TV on Monday, 22nd July 2019. The ... more
  • 3 weeks APC crisis: Obaseki threatens to expel Oshiomhole from party DailyTrust
    Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has warned the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to desist from his provocative activities in the state. He said he may be forced, as governor, to invoke his powers to deal with him and his allies in the proscribed Edo People’s Movement (EPM). Obaseki made the threat at a meeting with the party chairmen across the 18 local government areas of the state on Wednesday. “The party does not belong to him (Oshiomhole); it belongs to all of us. It is the members that make the party supreme and ... more
  • 3 weeks BREAKING: FG to repatriate additional $321m Abacha loot DailyTrust
    The Federal Government is planning to repatriate additional $321million of funds looted by a former military Head of State, General Sani Abacha. To this end, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday asked the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to sign a tripartite assets sharing agreement on behalf of the country with the Island of Jersey and the United States of America. Malami, who briefed State House Correspondents after seven hours FEC meeting, said the funds would be used to finance Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kano Expressway, and the Second Niger Bridge. The minister said the ... more
  • 3 weeks Jealous wife sets self ablaze in Kano DailyTrust
    A 28-year old mother of six, Rabi Musa, on Wednesday died after she reportedly set herself ablaze over an unverified reason. The incident occurred at Sabuwar Unguwa in Gayawa ward of Ungoggo Local Government area of Kano state. Late Rabi’s death, according to neighbours, might not be unconnected with the protracted crisis she was having with her co-wife, who was taken as a second wife by her husband about 6 months ago. Sources said the woman burnt herself to death with a pregnancy. Sources added that the husband of the woman, Malam Badamasi Sufyan had gone to a nearby mosque ... more
  • 3 weeks JUST IN: Pastor arrested for faking own kidnap in Kaduna DailyTrust
    A Kaduna-based Pastor, Clement James, has been arrested by the state Police Command for faking his own kidnap in the state. The pastor and his accomplice, George Otokpa‎ were arrested after demanding for N5million ransom from family members. In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, issued on Wednesday, he said the suspects were arrested by Operatives of the Command’s Anti–Kidnapping Unit‎. The command spokesman said the arrest followed a report made by two members of the family of the fake kidnapped victim (pastor) about the kidnap of their relation. “The suspect, Clement James, was ... more
  • 3 weeks I’ll pay N30,000 minimum wage – Uzodinma DailyTrust
    Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has assured workers in the state of his resolve to pay the N30,000 minimum wage. The governor, who spoke while on a working visit to the State Secretariat, on Wednesday, promised that the payment would commence as soon as the committee set up in that regard concludes its work. The governor assured them that civil servants due for promotion would be promoted with justifiable arrears that would also be paid. Uzodinma was received by the Imo State Head of Service, Dr. Camilus Chibuzo Iwuagwu and was conducted round the State Secretariat. The governor, who ... more
  • 3 weeks FLASH BACK: What Lai Mohammed said about TI’s corruption report in 2012 DailyTrust
    The Minister of Information, Alh. Lai Mohammed yesterday described the latest report by Transparency International (TI) about corruption in Nigeria as “baseless”, saying government is not happy about the remark. TI, when making its report, 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) public last week, ranked Nigeria 146 out of the 180 countries that were surveyed worldwide. In 2018, Nigeria scored 27 per cent but slipped by a point in 2019. Mohammed, while speaking in London, stressed that the position of the organization that Nigeria is doing worse in fighting corruption is incorrect, saying “in any event, we are not fighting corruption ... more
  • 3 weeks Amotekun should fight ritual killings, ‘traditional corruption’—Oluwo DailyTrust
    The Oluwo of Iwoland Oba, (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, on Wednesday called on Yoruba stakeholders to use the regional security outfot codenamed Amotekun to checkmate what he called the incessant traditional corruption and ritual killings. The royal father said politicians should be held responsible for trading their game with kidnapping. In a statement by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, Oluwo said: “Amotekun as an institution should be made to fight traditional corruption most especially ritual killings consuming our children’s blood daily. There is blood of innocent people in the street. It is a failure on the part of government, traditional ... more
  • 3 weeks Road accident claims village head, six others in Sokoto DailyTrust
    Seven persons including the Village Head of Tudun Doki, Alhaji Hayatou Ardo have lost their lives in a road crash along Gwadabawa-Iella road in Sokoto state. The names of four others were given as Malam Sule Mindau, Malam Abdu Danye, Isyaku Doso, and Buhari Toga. Daily Trust learnt that the accident occurred on Monday when the driver of the Toyota Avensis lost control. The vehicle conveying 11 passengers reportedly hit some trees for shelterbelts in the area. Spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Sokoto, Aliyu Kanya, confirmed the accident to Daily Trust. The Sole Administrator of Gwadabawa, ... more
  • 3 weeks NSCDC bans personnel from displaying firearms at public occasions DailyTrust
    The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdulahi Gana Muhammadu has banned personnel of the corps from displaying firearms in public places. He gave this directive following the death of Action Alliance chieftain in Imo State, Mr Ndubuisi Emenike, through an accidental discharge by an operative of the NSCDC at the weekend. The spokesperson of the NSCDC, Emmanuel Okeh, said Muhammadu gave the instruction when he paid a condolence visit to a former governor of Imo state and serving senator Rochas Okorocha to commiserate with him on the demise of an illustrious son ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria taking proactive measures against Coronavirus, Lassa, others – Gbajabiamila DailyTrust
    The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday said the federal government is taking proactive measures to prevent Coronavirus from entering the country. Speaking at the resumption of the House Plenary after its six weeks recess today, he said that all health management agencies in the country are already on red alert to tackle Lassa Fever and surveillance on Coronavirus that is fast spreading in China with significant casualties. He said: “My office has been briefed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on our nation’s preparedness to prevent the occurrence of this disease here in Nigeria, as ... more
  • 3 weeks NDLEA impounds 225kg drugs, arrests 146 suspects in Imo DailyTrust
    The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it arrested 146 suspects and seized 225.32 kilograms of hard drugs in 2019. The Public Relations Officer of the agency, Uche Sampson, who disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, said the arrests and seizures were part of of the agency’s 2019 performance. According to him, the agency counseled 48 drug addicts and rehabilitated five. “The total number of convictions was eight and the total number of drug cases pending in court as at 31 December, 2019 was 55,” he said. He, however, regretted that the ... more
  • 3 weeks JUST IN: Two more buildings collapse in Lagos’ Balogun market DailyTrust
    Six hours after a fire outbreak destroyed stores in Balogun market, situated within Lagos Island, in Lagos state earlier on Wednesday, two buildings have just collapsed in the area as fire fighters try to curtail the fire. Some minutes before the collapse, Policemen, fire fighters, LNSC officials were preventing people from passing in front of the buildings as the fire razed on. Within a twinkle of an eye, the buildings collapsed together, just as people including passersby and residents run helter-skelter for safety. Meanwhile, one building had collapsed earlier when the fire started around 10am today. Our reporter gathered that ... more
  • 3 weeks Consider reopening borders, FG urged DailyTrust
    The Federal Government should consider reopening Nigeria’s borders, Chairman of the Sokoto State Chapter of Bureau De Change Operators’ Association, Alhaji Aliyu Sahabi Yar’Abba Wednesday urged. He posited that the closure was well thought out, but pointed out that it had taken a toll on commercial and trading activities, noting the effect on the northern parts of the country, especially in the front line states and local government areas. Yar Abba also observed that security challenges had negatively affected trading and farming activities in most of the northern states. “Most of the farmers can no longer farm as they have ... more
  • 3 weeks Doguwa, five others sworn in today, returns as House Majority leader DailyTrust
    The member representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has been sworn in alongside five other members today. He was sworn in alongside Munnir Babba Dan’Agundi (APC,Kano), Ogbonna Alex (PDP, Cross Rivers), Datti Ali Yako (PDP,Kano), Miriam Onuoha (APC, IMO) and Auwal Muhammad Jatau (PDP, Bauchi). The members sworn-in either retained their seats or defeated the incumbents during the re-election held last week. Doguwa , who was the House Majority Leader before the annulment of his election in 2019, was also returned to his former position.   Details later… The post Doguwa, five others sworn in today, returns as ... more
  • 3 weeks Money laundering: Court remands ex-Kwara finance commissioner in EFCC custody DailyTrust
    A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has remanded the immediate past finance commissioner in the state, Ademola Banu in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (( EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office over money laundering charges. The former finance commissioner and others were arraigned on a nine count charge before Justice Babangana Ashigar of the federal high court. The EFCC alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves to launder the sum of N411m (four hundred and eleven million naira) belonging to Kwara State Government. Count one of the charge reads “That you, Olarewaju Adeniyi, Ademola Banu and ... more
  • 3 weeks Fire guts 4-storey plaza at Balogun market DailyTrust
    An inferno this morning gutted a four-storey building at Martins Street , beside Great Nigeria Limited, Leventis Bus Stop, Lagos Island. The fire near the popular Balogun Market was attributed as “improperly stored fuel”. The fire has escalated to adjoining buildings totaling seven (7) in number and now is being contained by the Emergency responders, that is,  LASG Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service and NPA Fire Service. DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke -Osanyintolu confirmed that seven buildings are affected and “one has collapsed.” “All responders are on ground and progress is being made. We urge for calm and ... more
  • 3 weeks RCCG Pastor, Adeboye set twitter on ‘fire’ over ‘sack her’ comment DailyTrust
    The General overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye is presently trending on twitter for his teachings on fidelity. In a series of tweets this morning, the cleric had admonished Christians to take their marriage seriously, challenging them to cut off whatever could make them contemplate adultery. He said: “Today, I will be focusing on the married. It is sad that many married people are still having crushes with persons apart from their spouses. “If there is any fellow aside from your spouse you are admiring unduly, you must see such a person as the devil and get ... more
  • 3 weeks Omo-Agege never convicted in USA, Court rules DailyTrust
    *Dismisses suit seeking his sack An FCT High Court in Bwari on Wednesday ruled that Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has never been convicted by any court of law in the United States of America. Justice Othman Musa held that in view of that there was no basis for Omo-Agege to answer in the affirmative in the INEC’s Form CF001 that he has been convicted of any offence. The judge held that as such the deputy senate president has not committed any perjury as canvassed by the plaintiff. The judge thereafter dismissed the suit and awarded the cost of N1million ... more
  • 3 weeks Senate asks ABU, UniJos, ATBU to absorb plateau UNIMAID students DailyTrust
    The Senate, on Wednesday, asked the authorities of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, University of Jos and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi to absorb students of Plateau state origin studying in the University of Maiduguri. In its response to a motion moved by Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North), the upper legislative chamber said the move has become necessary because of recent attacks against Plateau citizens by the Boko Haram insurgents. Leading the motion, Senator Gyang said the lives of plateau indigenes are being threatened by the renewed Boko Haram attacks in the north east. He disclosed that six people of Plateau ... more
  • 3 weeks PDP Governors appoint DG, partner global stakeholders to deeepen democracy DailyTrust
    The PDP Governors Forum (PDP-GF) has appointed Hon CID MADUABUM as the Director General of the Forum. This is sequel to a resolution of the Forum in June 2019 which was reconfirmed on 26th January 2020. Hon Maduabum is a Masters Degree holder in law, a legal practitioner of 35 years, a former two term member of the House of Representatives, a former Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff to former presiding officers in the National Assembly Meanwhile in its move to reposition itself, become more relevant and strategic in the scheme of things in Nigeria today, the ... more
  • 3 weeks FACT CHECK: Only ‘Hausa men’ allowed to contest Nigerian presidency without certificate? DailyTrust
    The headline of an article on Exclusive103 claims Nigeria’s supreme court has ruled that men from the Hausa community don’t need an academic qualification to become president. The November 2019 report continues to circulate online. One widely shared post of the report on Facebook was spotted using CrowdTangle, a content discovery and social analytics tool. The article seems to have been lifted from the Daily Post. But the headline has been changed from “Buhari does not need certificate to be president – Supreme Court” to “Hausa men don’t need certificate to be president – Supreme Court”. The Daily Post had reported on the supreme court’s November 2019 dismissal of a case ... more
  • 3 weeks BREAKING: Arsenal ‘agree new deal’ for Pablo Mari DailyTrust
    Arsenal have reportedly agreed a new £4.2million deal to sign Pablo Mari from Brazilian club Flamengo in the January transfer window. A £7.5million deal for centre-back Mari was agreed between Arsenal and Flamengo earlier this month. However, as the Spanish defender arrived in London for a medical over the weekend, the Gunners complained they couldn’t afford the fee and said they wanted a loan deal instead. But Arsenal have now reached an agreement with Flamego which will see the 26-year-old join on loan for the rest of the season, according to widespread reports in Brazil. Arsenal will pay a loan ... more
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